Since the foundation of the first UNESCO club in Japan, in 1947, UNESCO Associations, Centers and Clubs are members of non-governmental organizations of great value to the Organization.
Members of the UNESCO Club movement in Latin America and the Caribbean are all volunteers of all ages, nationalities and social classes. They share a commitment to UNESCO's ideals and work to make them a reality in every nation with ideas and actions that contribute to the development of humanity.
Promote four main categories of UNESCO Clubs in Latin America and the Caribbean:
• Clubs established in schools (whose members are students and teaching staff of educational institutions).
• Clubs to operate in universities and higher education institutions.
• Clubs not intended exclusively for schoolchildren or university students: they have a recognized legal status and among their members there are outstanding personalities from cultural circles or the public sector of the community.
Reflection on the progress and challenges of
Goal 4 for Sustainable Development.
Actively participates and mobilizes its collaborators and associate members to conduct research, consultation sessions on the futures of education. Join our discussion groups, research and workshops in which we are designing and implementing actions and virtual courses for different educational levels.
In September 2019, UNESCO publishes an important reflection carried out by experts in education and that shows us mistakes in the educational systems of Latin America and the Caribbean, with respect to the goals and indicators of Goal 4 of Sustainable Development, (UNESCO, 2019. Between the clock and the compass). Actions have been developed to follow to resume the work route.
We must conceptualize the educational system as the integration of dimensions of knowledge, knowledge systems and ways of accessing and creating knowledge, in a common encounter and take into consideration the following priorities:
Restructure the link between education and the elements of the social environment, to influence a transformation of society as a whole. That is, we must ensure that education transforms the development model to change the order of things and configure another life and another society.
Build a pedagogical proposal based on formal, informal and non-formal education; the dimensions of social-emotional and behavioral learning, considering the place of residence as a space for learning, as well as the different technological and multimedia instruments as promoters of learning.
Strengthen the State as the main responsible and guarantor of education as a public right of every human being and strengthen the educational system in marginalized communities to promote self-management and educational development as a common good.
Implement actions to eliminate all forms of discrimination in the educational offer in order to transform economic, social, political and cultural inequalities in the population of youth and adults.
Strengthen, multiply and diversify the offer of initial, continuous and permanent training of teachers, improve the academic management system in educational institutions, consolidate successful pedagogical models, achieving a relevant and relevant education that regularly updates curricula and study plans , attending to intercultural diversity.